Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

Atul Gawande
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Case of the Red Leg.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old was the woman that Gawande saw in the emergency room his first day as a surgical resident?
(a) Early 30s.
(b) About 40.
(c) Late 20s.
(d) Mid 30s.

2. When was one of the earliest forensic examinations performed?
(a) 51 A.D.
(b) 44 B.C.
(c) 61 B.C.
(d) 44 A.D.

3. What was the woman's alcohol level that Gawande had to attend to on a crisp winter Friday?
(a) A little over the legal limit.
(b) 3 times the legal limit.
(c) About twice the legal limit.
(d) Just under the legal limit.

4. When did Ronald Melzack and Patrick Wall propose that the pain model be replaced with what they called the Gate-Control Theory of Pain?
(a) 1945.
(b) 1965.
(c) 1971.
(d) 1953.

5. How old was the former orthopedic surgeon that Gawande writes about in "When Good Doctors Go Bad"?
(a) 48.
(b) 56.
(c) 62.
(d) 51.

Short Answer Questions

1. For how many years have doctors been performing autopsies?

2. During what year of his training does Gawande have a chance to attend a surgeons convention?

3. When was the case of the badly infected knee that Goodman mishandled?

4. How long before seeing Bratton had Gawande seen a man with necrotizing fasciitis?

5. When installing a central line, how long is the wire that is inserted into the vein toward the vena cava ?

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